Marblehead Arts Association Exhibits & Programs - March 8 - April 20
Artists' Opening Reception, Sunday, March 9, 2-4pm
The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit, works in varied media by talented artists. From March 8 until April 20, the efforts of Peter Morris, C.L Martin, Ruth Curtis, Jannette Crespo, Olga Gernovski and Marie Sweeney, will be displayed in six galleries. The community is welcome to enjoy this outstanding show, which will feature an Artists' Opening Reception on Sunday, March 9 from 2 to 4 pm.
As part of the MAA Winter/Spring Program series artists will participate in programs within their exhibits, encouraging visitors to interact and learn about the artists and their works. All artist programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Photographs from Interesting Places
Peter Morris is a photographer who combines a skill in planning his visit to a country to record changes, often very dramatic, in that country when it undergoes a major transformation or change in leadership. He is photojournalist, being at the right place and time to tell these compelling stories.
His exhibit "Photographs From Interesting Places" provides examples of both, and in his Gallery Talks, on March 22nd and April 12th, 2-4pm, Peter will add to the stories the photographs tell.
C.L. Martin's exhibit Surface Tension traverses her twenty-year career as an artist. Working in various forms of analog and digital photography as well as paint and mixed media, Martin creates works whose disarming charm belies their conceptual depth. Exploring fundamental questions about seeing and knowing, Martin's art explores the surface tension of the visible world, suggesting what might lie beyond.
A native Marbleheader, C.L. Martin taught for many years in the town's public schools. During the past twenty years, she split her time between Marblehead and Martha's Vineyard, where she focused intently on photography and poetry, inspired by the elemental natural beauty of the shoreline. In recent years, the symptoms of Parkinson's disease have made camera and computer work difficult for Martin, and she increasingly has moved into painting and collage. Among the works exhibited is Martin's most recent series, illustrations for her 2012 children's book Luna Hijinks.
Sunday, March 30, 2-4pm, C.L. Martin will do a book reading and signing of her children's book: Luna Hijinks. Recommended for children 5 and over. Special treats by Kids are Cooking.
Sunday, April 13, 2-4pm, Chris Martin's daughter, Deborah Kao, curator of photography at the Fogg Museum will present an illustrated talk, "Seeing Beyond the Lens"
Marblehead in Black & White
Ruth Curtis's passion is to share her love of the outdoors and nautical landscapes of Marblehead and truly capture the beauty that surrounds us every day. Lighthouses, small town scenery, sailing the ocean, and vivid moments are all captured in her work.
Saturday, March 29, 2-4pm, Ruth will be signing her book "Marblehead In Black & White".
Compositions from Nature
Jann Crespo's eye is drawn to the patterns in nature. She works from sketches and photos, and spend time imagining a composition. Then her hand takes over and a process begins of drawing and redrawing, painting and removing paint, searching for the essence, the ancient rhythm of nature that lies just below the surface. In her search for the pattern, sometimes the result is similar to her first sketch and, at other times, an unexpected one. Each piece is a separate journey.
Thursday, March 20, 2-4pm, Gallery Talk
Sunday, April 6, 2-4pm, Artist in the Gallery
Olga Gernovski's influence of these new works comes from the great master Anders Zorn. She founds her inspiration from the power of color transformation. The sensation of harmony from deep dark to a sparkling light brought her painting to a new level.
"Being a visual artist is the pure excitement of using a brush to express movement by deliberately applying paint to the surface. To live and feel each moment as an interpretation of color." says Ms. Gernovski
Sunday, March 23, 2-4pm, Interactive painting demonstration.
Visions of a Traveler
One of Marie Sweeney's passions in life is to experience the beauty that surrounds her. Not only here on Cape Ann or the United States, which is pretty amazing, but the world. Marie is well travelled having visited all but 5 U.S. states and many countries in Europe and Africa as well as New Zealand and Australia. Much of her travels are walking or hiking to places many people may not have the opportunity to see. The paintings in this exhibit are of places she has loved and wanted to share with you her interpretation, "her vision" of a place, on canvas.
Sunday, March 30, 1-2:30pm, Artist in the Gallery